Guess who's back? Back again?
Shady Char! Tell a friend! Why hellooooo my friends. I'm happy to be back here in the blogoworld! It's been on my mind for awhile that I should attempt another round of blogging. Friends and family have been telling me that I need to blog again and to them I'm like, "Nahhh" but in my head I'm like, "Yeahhhh. It's time." Maybe they are just sick of me sharing my intense opinions about things, but either way it worked because HERE I AM. Ready to make YOU listen to my opinions! I'm (kind of) kidding.
If you were in my world back in the day, then you probably knew about my other blog, ATOTS aka A Tale of Two Sisters. This was a blog I started with my amazing sister, Lulu. (The URL "Nixon Sleeves" is derived from a one, Richard Nixon, and you can read about it HERE). Lulu and I were always seeing blogs and thinking, "Wait we need that. We need a platform to share our thoughts!" (Of which we have MANY, MANY, MANY). So it started out super strong. We posted every few days about our lives, cooking, politics, home decor, Gossip Girl. You know, super important stuff. There was definitely an ebb and flow in the posting, but it picked back up when I was pregnant with Felicity. It chronicled the comedy of errors that was my pregnancy. (The Woman, The Myth The Legend: Asia, My verbally abusive OB/GYN, and my Knight in Shining Armor who worked at Wendy's to name a few). (Editor's Note: If you find yourself with a few mins of free time definitely read those blog posts because that shiz really happened.) Then I actually had a baby and it was just a lot. Laura working full-time combined with me working and babying made the blog go by the wayside.
I'll be real though, I have definitely had a few "blog worthy" moments over the last few years. And don't you worry about my opinions, they have only gotten more outspoken. (Surprise surprise puppy surprise, right?) For one, I have a very detailed and in-depth dissertation I could give you about why every cute person I stalk on Instagram ends up being a Mormon blogger from Utah that only drinks Sodalicious. (YES THERE IS A PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT ONLY SERVES ALL VARIATIONS OF SODA ALL DAY ERRRYYY DAY.) Or together we could have a fruitful group discussion on why all people who clip coupons call them "Que-pons". It's literally the worst. And it's literally what I think about.
Me at a Sodalicious. Also this image is saved as "a gallon of diet coke straight to the dome". Someone out there is my spirit animal for naming it that.
Present day life now looks like three kids, a busy SAHM life and probably even less time than before. BUT I have missed the blog and I have missed writing. (Editor's note: No one said I was a GOOD writer. I prefer to think of myself as a "stream of consciousness" writer. I know that's not really a thing but it makes me feel better about myself. Bye.)
Right now the "goal" of this blog is the same as ATOTS was. Just having fun! Writing about my life, family, home decor, wine, reality T.V. (JUST WAIT UNTIL THE BACHELOR STARTS, BUDDIES). You know, my life's true passions. Not taking myself too seriously. This is a key for success because I completely realize that anything I could potentially complain about is definitely a "first world problem." And as corny as it sounds I want this to be my little happy corner of the internet. The world is such a bummer lately and I would rather stay in my Homegoods-sponsored-holiday-cocktail-napkin bubble, athankyou.
As far as the blog name of, And It Will Be Lovely, that's pretty simple. It's a phrase I say a lot. In basically any context. For instance, "I'm going to watch 12 episodes of Friday Night Lights tonight and drink 1.5 bottles of wine...and it will be lovely." OR "You have to get a flu shot today, Felicity, and I know I didn't tell you and you better not cry and then I'll give you 47 packs of gummies...and it will be lovely." OR "If you have a tray, themed cocktail napkins and chips & guac no one will notice that Renard just threw up on the carpet...and it will be lovely." See? It really works to make any situation better.
So bear with me as I learn to navigate around this new website. I'm not the most tech savvy person in the land, this I know is true. But I will do my best to post my musings as often as possible and it will be lovely, I promise. :)
P.S. Please leave me a comment to just affirm to me I'm not talking to outer space.